Baker Arrested In Egypt For Making Cupcakes With Penis Decorations
***WARNING: CONTAINS PHOTOS OF CUPCAKES WITH LITTLE PENISES ON THEM***
She was arrested at her home in Cairo after photos of the cupcakes from the do at a sports club in Gezira went viral.
The baker was arrested for infringing public decency and released on bail for 5,000 Egyptian pounds (£232/$318), according to Middle East Eye.
Soheir El Attar - a 74-year-old professor at Cairo University who attended the party on 10 January - told El-Watan News that guests were surprised by the phallic treats.
He said he wondered if the cupcakes - or c***cakes - were meant for a hen do and had been served at the birthday party by mistake.
A member of the Gezira club familiar with the incident told the Independent: "Nobody complained at the time. Then they [the authorities] got a hold of the picture, and it blew up in their faces, if you'll pardon the expression."
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Islamic advisory body, Dar al-Ifta, condemned the naughty cakes.
In a Facebook post, it said: "Posting nude pictures, sweets, anthropomorphic products, and various products with sexual expressions and fallen suggestion is forbidden by law [Sharia] and criminalized by law.
"It is an assault on the value system, and a crude offense to society and its components.
"The Almighty said: 'For those who love for immorality to spread among those who have believed for them are a painful torment in this world and in the hereafter and it will work for them'."
Human rights lawyer Negad El Borai condemned the response to the cupcakes, labelling it an attack on 'personal freedoms'.
Writing on Twitter, he said: "Elderly women who wanted to break the routine of life, they made a small party to perform with some of them, and they brought them together in the form of sexual organs."
He continued: "What happened with these women, and before him with the girls of TikTok, and before them with the young man who applied for the hand of his colleague at the university; emphasizes that a group in society, with the support of the state, wants to eliminate any space for personal freedoms in Egypt under the pretext of preserving the 'values of the Egyptian family'."
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